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Archbishop urges Brisbane faithful to prepare for encounter with Holy Spirit

Archbishop John Bathersby has renewed his call for all people of the Brisbane Church to take part in the archdiocese's 2003 synod, which he described as a "critical encounter with the Holy Spirit".

The Catholic Leader reports that he makes the appeal in his Advent pastoral message to be read or played in all parishes this weekend.

"I repeat my invitation to you all to participate in the synod preparations as a response to your baptismal call to be part of God's great plan for all creation," he said.

Archbishop Bathersby stressed that unless the faithful understand God's plan for all creation, the synod "will be just another event in the life of the archdiocese instead of a critical encounter with the Holy Spirit".

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